Religion is an institutional response to the raw, unmediated human experience of what Carl Jung called the "Numinous"---the power or presence of a divinity. Spirituality or spiritual experience is usually understood (in the West) to mean that third area of human existence viewed as a part of its totality,i.e; mind, body and spirit. The word "religion" comes from the Latin "religare" which means to connect. ... as in coming together as a group. Spirituality, to me, has always been about private practice and religion has been the shared celebration of that experience of the Numinous in a group of like believers. Unfortunately, all too often we receive our religious identities in the form of indoctrination before we ever really experience the "Numinous". This seems a bit backwards to me and it's probably why some people change their "religion": later as adults when the spirit develops and matures....like the Apostle Paul said..."in the fullness of time..."